Nightmares in the News

     One thing I learned after driving Josh to hockey camp yesterday is not to listen to the news on Satellite Radio.  I spent over 10 hours in the vehicle yesterday and half of that time I spent listening to the news.  Why?  I have no idea.

     When I finally got home I used the internet to learn a little more about the news stories I listened to throughout the day.  My night was spent caring for soiled, malnourished children who had been kept in boxes until they were so emaciated they couldn’t even stand up on their own.  That was after I tried to find a person who had drowned and ignored people who were jumping off of a burning building.  Thankfully I woke up from the horrid nightmares and realized they were just nightmares but unfortunately they were real life nightmares for some.

     I have a hard time believing some of the things I heard on the news actually happened.  The BP Oil tragedy is beyond my scope of understanding and my mind can’t even grasp it to think about it.  Then there is Natalee Holloway and Stephany Flores who were both innocent victims, possibly of the same man, Joran van der Sloot. The parents of those girls and the loss they must feel is unbearable.  Then to think of a woman who is in jail because she is suspected of murdering her 2 year old daughter. How could Casey Anthony take the life of her own daughter Caylee?  And learning about people being kidnapped and held for ransom in Mexico like Eduardo Valseca makes my stomache turn.  Over 7 months he was tortured, shot and held captive while his family was forced to endure life without him.  Who needs horror flicks or nightmares when this stuff is happening in the real world?

     I can’t believe the real nightmares some people have to live in.  I can’t handle hearing about all of the pain and suffering that happens outside of my bubble.  We don’t have television and we don’t subscribe to any newspapers or magazines so I normally don’t know about all of the bad stuff that happens.  I purposefully do not look at the news on the internet either.  Mike wants to put a satellite radio in my Subaru that I normally drive but after yesterday I don’t think I want him to.  I should have just turned the station but I didn’t. 

     I wish there was a way to make all of the bad things stop happening but until then I better just leave the radio off or be prepared for nightmares while I sleep.